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AH... i visited FP a few weeks ago in Feb... and to be honest... i wasnt very impressed by the area... concord is a very dull town it seems with not much to do (although in law school you dont have time to do much) the facilites were nice and new... and it seemed like a freindly environment. the tour guide even acknowledged the fact that there were no provate mailboxes, just open folders for the students maik (thought that was rather unusual)... the one tihng that turned me off however, was that our tour guide as well as many students i spoke to said, FP is strictly IP. they pretty much conveyed that if I wasnt interested in IP, then go somewhere else. Half the kids i met were also science and engeneering majors... since im not into IP i felt really out of place and just didnt get a good feeling at all from FP....

if u have any questions about it let me know and ill do my best to answer em...

lawschoolhopeful, thanks for the info... im actually going to visit next week as well to tour the school and sit in on a properties class... id still be interested in your impressions of the school, and id be happy to offer my own... so are you pretty much set on Duq?

latinlord, my other choices right now are Duq, Drexel, Pace, and Widener... ive narrowed it down to the first three, but each has there own pros and cons and i cant even decide... duq is cheap, but in pitt, a place i know nothing about, and pace is expensive but like 30 mins from home in my tri state area... and drexels scholarship is so tempting, but there non acedidation is a problem.... so you see where i am running into a tough decision haha...

everyone else, thanks so much for the input... its so tough since i know nothing really about pittsburgh... it sounds like its a nice city with some good job opps, but i dunno if i wanna live the rest of my life there ya know? ill miss nyc and the jersey shore haha... any other input guys?

Choosing the Right Law School / Duquesne Law? Pros/Cons PLEASE help
« on: March 12, 2006, 09:38:04 PM »
Well the decision needs to be made in 2 weeks, and Im leaning towards Duquesne, but could anybody give me any outside opinions about the school? All I know is what I read from viewbooks so Im clueless to outside opinions. I heard some people talk about Duq haveing tons of required classes? Also what is Duq specifically known for? Does it excel in anything? Has it always been a Tier 3? Think it will ever move down to a tier 4? I could use all the opinions and info i could get pleeeeeeeeeease... the decision needs t obe made soon and im stuck. Thanks so much!


thanks for all the quick replies... i totally understand about the drexel thing, and yes, it was the money that was tempting me... as far as practicing goes, my family is in the tri state area, but if it means a better job in pittsburgh, i wouldnt mind going there. regarding the loans, i have bad credit as well as many of the people i would ask to cosign, so i dont think i would even get a private loan. I guess that only leaves duquesne. but ive heard some reviews about duquesne being a very strict regiment of required classes. whats that all about? what is duquesne known for? any more advice would also be appreciated. thanks again to everyone else who replied!

So itís getting about time to start making decisions, and I really am not sure what to do. I have been accepted to Duquesne in Pittsburgh, Drexel in Philly, pace in NY, and FP in NH. Problem is, I have no idea where to go... I practically have no money for law school, and I'm going to get the 18500 from the government, the rest will need to be paid out of pocket. Drexel gave me a 14000 scholarship, meaning I wouldnít have to pay anything, which is ideal, although the school is not accredited and who knows if I can def. maintain the 3.0 gpa... then comes Duquesne, which is like 22k a year, which is not bad, and I could probably afford it, yet I know nothing about Pittsburgh and if Duquesne is a good law school... lastly, I just got into pace, which is ideal because its so close to my home in NJ, yet its like 32k, meaning I would have to pay a significant amount out of my pocket which I donít have... FP I visited and just didnít like...

so there is my conundrum... and Iím so stuck in between choices... a part of me says go to Drexel for free, but then my rationality says "are u nuts" what if they donít get accreditation or u lose the scholarship, and the other part says go to Duquesne, its tier 3, its in the city, but I donít know n e thing about it and id have to leave my home state of jersey which I've never done. And then thereís pace, which I really liked, but canít afford...

So now that I have ranted for too long, what do you guys and girls think? I could use all the advice/input/comments I could get... what would u do in this case? Thank you so much for the help everyone!


Visits, Admit Days, and Open Houses / Pace's Rankings
« on: February 23, 2006, 06:29:57 PM »
I was wondering if anyone who has been following the rankings over the past few years, could tell me wht the rankings were for pace. Werent they a tier 3 at one point? any reason they went down to a tier 4? any chance of them coming back to the 3rd tier? Any info I could get would be much appreciated. thanks guys

Choosing the Right Law School / Re: Tier 3 and 4 Acceptances and Rejections
« on: February 23, 2006, 03:07:27 PM »
well a few months back if u recall i was waitlisted at PACE, an today i got a nice big package accepting me into the full time day program so I was pretty shocked... gives hope to anyone who has been waitlisted!!!

so now its between pace, duquesne, and drexel $$, unless of course st johns, buffalo, or rutgers, wants to take a chance on me...

Choosing the Right Law School / rutgers camden? any word at all?
« on: February 21, 2006, 01:51:49 AM »
has anyone heard anything from rutgers camden? lsn is sparce and no one i know has heard anything. Does anyone know whats the deal or if they are just primarily a "late-admit" school?

Choosing the Right Law School / Re: Tier 3 and 4 Acceptances and Rejections
« on: February 12, 2006, 12:56:09 AM »

email me FRANKLIN PIERCE!!!!!!!!!

hey ah, how bout I trade u my Franklin Pierce acceptance for your Cuse acceptance lol...

come on syracuse! wheres my decision lol

Choosing the Right Law School / Re: Tier 3 and 4 Acceptances and Rejections
« on: February 08, 2006, 11:37:55 AM »
In at Drexel with a half tuition scholarship... i dunno about the accredidation tihng, but 14k and a very well known undergrad is mighty tempting. Any thoughts on Drexel Law?

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